Magazine Issue: Winter 2016

Ministry
Feb 28, 2016
Charles R. SwindollCharles R. Swindoll
Ask Dr. Swindoll: How Do You Balance Scholarship When Preaching? "Am I just parading my knowledge, or am I using a language observation to help listeners see the value of it?"
Stories
Feb 26, 2016
Alumni Profile: Dr. Sukhwant Singh Bhatia On the day Sukhwant Singh Bhatia removed his turban, cut his hair, and was baptized, his mother screamed, and his gun-wielding father threatened to shoot him. But eventually, his...
Stories
Feb 24, 2016
Susan ChaudoirSusan Chaudoir
Responding To Syria's Refugee Crisis: Profile of Nabeeh Abbassi The United Nations (UN) has declared Syria’s civil war one of the worst humanitarian disasters in history. The number of civilians suffering religious...
Theology
Feb 21, 2016
Kelley M. MathewsKelley M. Mathews
For Freedom Christ Has Set Us Free When I was a child, my relationship with my brother was rocky at best. Wrapped in our own me-centered worlds, we cared little for what the other preferred—whether he wanted me to...
Public Square
Feb 13, 2016
Tom DoyleTom Doyle
Persecution: The New Normal As a new believer in high school, I fell in love with Jesus and began to devour his Word. One of my first stops was the book of Acts. I envisioned myself as one of the disciples...
Public Square
Feb 10, 2016
Julie LyonsJulie Lyons
Captives Living in Liberty: Persecuted But Not Abandoned The world couldn’t look away. Twenty-one men stood on a Libyan beach, hands bound behind their backs, heads bowed—in resignation or surrender. Or in a moment of intense, silent...
Spiritual Life
Feb 7, 2016
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
Till Heaven and Nature Sing Some 2,600 years ago, Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon, invaded Judah. Consequently, after a siege lasting about eighteen months, the Gentiles conquered and destroyed Jerusalem,...
Article
Feb 3, 2016
Sandra GlahnSandra Glahn
The Blood of the Martyrs Should Drive Us to Pray Due to war and persecution, the number of the world’s displaced people has reached 60 million—half of them children.